Top 5 balayage hairstyles and how to get the look

Top 5 balayage hairstyles and how to get the look

Balayage is a free-hand colour technique that creates a graduated colour effect. Highlights are handpainted in to the midlengths to ends of the hair, so that the colour lightens gradually towards the ends of the hair.

Balayage varies from a gentle ‘sun-kissed’ look or a more dramatic dip dye look. As it is a free-hand colour application, there are infinite results and it all depends on what you ask for and the skill of your  stylist.

Here are my top five celebrity balayage hairspiration

Gisele Bundchen
Olivia Palermo
Drew Barrymore
Jessica Biel
Rose Byrne

So you love balayage – how do you get the look?

  1. Mention you want balayage when booking your appointment so the salon can allow enough time. Applying the colour by hand can take longer.
  2. Take a photo – hairdressers are visual people and it’s impossible to describe colour accurately in words
  3. Apply a treatment to the ends of your hair weekly. The lighter colour will be drier than your roots and will need a little more care.

Why balayage?

Balayage has been around for a long while now and the trend is hanging on as it’s a unique way of colouring that gives individual results.

It’s low maintenance hair – regrowth is barely noticeable so you don’t need to run to the hairdresser every six weeks.

It’s a fun way to experiment with colour. It can also be a subtle way to change your hair colour from dark to light gradually.

Balayage looks gorgeous in curled hairstyles and upstyles as it really emphasises the colour.

Have you had balayage in your hair? Would you try it?

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